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The College Merthyr Tydfil, Ynysfach , Merthyr Tydfil, Wales , CF48 1AR

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Introduction

Opening Times (Library / Learning Zone Staffed)

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Merthyr Tydfil College is located in the western central area of Merthyr Tydfil.
      This area is easily accessible from the M4/ Cardiff and is approximately 20 miles north on the A470 (Junction 32 of the M4).
      The College itself being approximately 1 mile from the A470 via the A4102 and A4054.
    • Due to limited space the College can only provide parking for staff. There is, however a large public car park directly across the road from the college with Blue Badge bays available.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is on College Boulevard directly outside the college. This bus stop is approximately 120m from the main entrance and is served by routes 1, 3, 9, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 33, 35, 38, 78, 79, 81 and 172.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is the Merthyr Tydfil Station and is approximately a 500m walk from the College. This station is served by the Arriva Trains Wales line.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking (Staff Parking and College Car Park)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • The car park is located to the right of the campus.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 600cm (11ft 6in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 100m (109yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is College Car Park.
    • The car park is located in front of the main building.
    • There are two public car parks at the front of the building and to the left hand side of the main building. The public car park is paid parking. Clearly marked and signposted bays are available within both car parks. The nearest Blue Badge bay is approximately 35m from the main entrance. The public car park is called College Car Park.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the left of the main building.

Building Parking (Rear Building)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Comments View
    • Permission to use this car park may be given on request to people with mobility impairments as it is significantly closer than the main staff car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of the entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (by revolving).
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • after the first set of doors there is a single manual door with an opening width of 94cm to the left hand side which by passes the rotating doors. The requires a key card for access. The key car reader is at a height of 112cm.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • Out of hours a key card may be needed, the reader is at a height of 120cm.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located ahead and left as you enter the building via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are speed control gates at the top of the stairs leading from floor 1 to floor 2, as shown in the photographs. These are not activated and are 55cm wide.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead and to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 152cm x 140cm (4ft 12in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Entrance (Library / Learning Zone)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear left of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Reception

  • Learning Zone is located to your right on entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Learning Zone.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are two study / teaching rooms within the library such as the one shown in photographs 1, 2 and 3.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • There is a self service machine for borrowing books, as shown in the photographs.
      The touch screen is at a height of 121cm - 146cm.
    • Copies in Large print and Braille can be available upon request.

Toilet with Adaptations

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are accessible toilets located nearby on the first floor of the main college building and in the refectory.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard toilets located nearby on the first floor of the main college building and in the refectory.